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The unusual and forgotten

Lviv sees the art of paper-cutting by Daria Alioshkina
19 April, 2017 - 17:51

The open-air gallery “Shchos Tsikave” (“Something Interesting”) in Lviv hosts the exhibit of paper-cut art by Daria Alioshkina. The visitors of the exhibit can admire four works by Alioshkina. Each of the works is about two meters high and one meter wide.

“It takes me two to five days to make one such figure. Paper-cutting has been my hobby since childhood. I learned it from my parents. I often hang my works at home. I can hang one paper-cut on a window and admire it a couple of days, and then hang up another. In general, paper-cutting used to be widely spread in Ukraine, especially in Podillia. It was a quick way to decorate the house in no time, and people used paper-cutting to dress windows,” tells the artist.

Alioshkina has taken her paper art to a number of Ukrainian cities. Besides, this young woman gets invitations to show her art (unusual for Europeans) abroad. Thus, recently her exhibition of big-format paper art took place in Paris.

Alioshkina has taken her paper art to a number of Ukrainian cities. Besides, this young woman gets invitations to show her art (unusual for Europeans) abroad. Thus, recently her exhibition of big-format paper art took place in Paris.

Alioshkina studied at the Shkribliak College of Applied Art in Vyzhnytsia in Chernivtsi oblast, where she enrolled at the weaving department. Later she got her M.A. in monumental and decorative sculpture at the Lviv Academy of Arts. She is expert not only with paper: Alioshkina makes sculptures of stone, ice, and wood. On top of it all, she directs the Theater of Shadows “DYV.”

By Pavlo PALAMARCHUK, Lviv. Photo by the author
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